Please Note: Veterinary projects are subject to availability
Grass analysing, bush encroachment and weeds, as well as poisons plants all, need to be managed.
The carrying capacity of the 32427 acres needs to be done on a yearly basis to ensure that the correct number of species and species diversity is held.
We like all students to be involved in building our database on various species & submitting data to Virtual Museum @ ADU (Animal Demography Unit, http://vmus.adu.org.za)
The production of tannins as a defence mechanism by plants has been researched and proven. It is only during the past 20 – 30 years that the true economic impact on game has become evident as more and more game farms are fenced off.
In 2008, there has been a research on a field test which can predict pregnancy in wildlife, by using faeces. Now we take blood (during immobilization of the animal) and send these samples to South-Africa. This is both time-consuming and costly. We would like to try these field tests, and compare it to the blood results to find out whether this would be a better method for us to determine pregnancy in our wildlife. During feeding we regularly see them defecating, so collecting faeces should not be a problem.
We would like to know how high the worm burden of our wildlife is. This can be done by examining worm eggs in the faces under a microscope.
Curious where you will be accommodated?